Cagsawa Ruins Park, Legazpi

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#1 of 19 in Historic Sites in Bicol Region
The building remains at Cagsawa Ruins Park provide a ghostly reminder of a town destroyed by a violent volcanic eruption. Centered primarily on a 16th-century Franciscan church, the ruins consist of a burnt-out stone belfry and surrounding foundations. Explore the site to get a sense of how the area looked before the eruption of nearby Mount Mayon, which obliterated the town in 1814. Make your way up to the ruined bell tower, covered in jungle growth, and peek inside--townsfolk sheltered here during the eruption. Don't miss the small plaque on the outside of the structure detailing more of the church's earlier history. Add Cagsawa Ruins Park and other attractions to your Legazpi trip itinerary using our Legazpi trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • This place is not far from Albay Old Town (expect to pay around 100 pesos for tricycle including waiting time plus tip). Also crowded with people it is great site to see the ruins in sight of Mayon vu...  more »
  • Second time here and I did not like why they allowed more nipa huts inside the park and view site. It appeared less inviting versus before because of this. Vendors also doubled versus when I came in 2...  more »
  • Clean up the trash! it was so sad to see trash everywhere.. This needs improving which is not expensive just some elbow grease and time.  more »
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  • there are ample parking spaces knowing that the place is popular. some tourists have to walk along the street outside the ruins to get inside. there are a lot of souvenir shops and eateries
  • There are official guides that will walk you through the ruins, give you the history of the area, as well as serve as your photographer. And they take great pictures! There's no price set for their services, they only rely on tips/donations.. So please do be generous, it's worth it 😉
  • An amazing place. Really puts into perspective the power of nature. The ruins offer small shops for getting the little gifts to take home. The area is kept clean and tidy. Our family enjoyedit so much.
  • This needs a bit of luck. As one could never tell if there will be a cloud covering the top of Mayon, this was our 2nd visit and almost did not get to see the cone. Parking is limited inside the park, as there us also an entrance fee. Next to it are souvenir shops, but there is a Php20 charge, regardless if you bought anything or not. Still worth the trip though
  • Beautiful place to visit in Legazpi although its too commercialized. View in Sumlang Lake much better
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